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Jacobs Design Engineer in Bridgewater, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About the Opportunity

Jacobs are recruiting for a Design Engineer to join our Nuclear Power Engineering and Technical Services business supporting our key client EDF Nuclear Generation with regards to their nuclear fleet in the UK. The specific role is a key role within our engineering resource team at EDF’s Hinkley Point B Power Station and you will be part of a large client-led team at this location involved in multiple engineering activities.

Over the last 46 years, Hinkley Point B has generated 311 TWh of low carbon and is now entering a new phase in its life - defueling and decommissioning. This involves the safe removal of all spent fuel from the reactor core, the cooling ponds and stores whilst looking ahead and preparing for deconstruction. At a time of nuclear resurgence working for Jacobs at Hinkley Point B offers a unique opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills within an operational defueling environment whilst also looking ahead to future potential opportunities in nuclear new build or decommissioning and deconstruction.

You will act as a supporting safety case owner for designated plant system area(s) and your duties will include:

  • Preparing plant modification proposals

  • Providing technical advice on plant design problems

  • Providing support for major projects for station improvements

  • Working across the department to support business needs

  • Managing budgets with commercial awareness

Here’s What You’ll Need:

We are looking for candidates with a minimum of HND/HNC (or equivalent) qualifications and experience in engineering design, preferably in the nuclear or defence industries, although applicants from other high-hazard industries will be considered. The Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) qualification would be advantageous. Ideally you will have:

  • Knowledge and experience of large industrial plant systems

  • Experience of working within highly regulated environments with high safety standards and culture

  • Knowledge and application of Health and Safety legislation, including Construction Design Management and Health and Safety at Work Act

  • Experience of identifying, implementing, and complying with applicable safety, environmental and quality standards, company procedures and policies and other relevant legislative and regulatory requirements

  • Abilities applicable to equipment reliability, maintenance and modification of complex plant equipment

  • Key skills of communication, organisation and team-working

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs. (https://careers.jacobs.com/life-at-jacobs/)

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity?_ga=2.1062705.1096535124.1626879887-1704311048.1575562676)

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.com to view and access our roles. As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role. If you require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact the team (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

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